Fighting for a U.S. federal budget that prioritizes peace, economic security and shared prosperity
Bill Hutchinson - ABC News
An audit by the Poor People’s Campaign in partnership with the Institute for Policy Studies shows that even before the coronavirus crisis, there were 140 million poor to low-wealth Americans who could not afford a $400 economic emergency.
Mark Gruenberg - People's World
“We need a stimulus that puts people over profit,” declared Lorah Steichen of the National Priorities Project.
William J. Barber II, and Mitch Landrieu - USA Today
Preparation is in fact vital to a successful response. But the reality of poverty in this country means half of us do not have the resources to pre-pay two weeks’ worth of our basic living expenses. 140 million Americans cannot afford a $400 emergency. For 43% of the U.S. population, ...
Eleanor LeCain - Progressive Radio Network
Eleanor LeCain discusses how we can strengthen America and invest in education, clean energy and more through a Moral Budget, with Ashik Siddique of the National Priorities Project at the Institute for Policy Studies.
Rev. William Barber and Rev. Liz Theoharis - Arkansas Times
If half of our population simply does not have the resources to prepare for a public health crisis, that isn’t only a danger to them. It’s bad news for all of us.
William Hartung - Forbes
The security of United States and the world depends on far more than throwing money at the Pentagon to deal with potential military challenges. The spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) underscores this fact.
Annie McDaniel - The Post and Courier
While primary candidates have ambitiously taken on many pressing issues impacting South Carolinians, there’s another thing I encourage them to address: an excessive Pentagon budget that prioritizes weapons over the needs of those who serve.
Bill Christofferson - Urban Milwaukee
Since 2001, the total cost of America’s wars just to county taxpayers was $10.68 billion.
John Orona - The Union
While some opponents may naturally say the money is needed to make sure the military is properly funded, the majority of military spending does not go toward U.S. military personnel.
James Goodman - Common Dreams
The demands of the new Poor People’s Campaign are far-reaching—from repealing restrictive voting state laws to revamping spending priorities away from the military and toward human needs. At the June 20 march on Washington, the poor will be heard.